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Texas P Corey Knebel suspended after giving urine to teammate who failed drug test with it

Urine-samplesThe Texas Longhorns are not the first team to have players who try to pull the old switcheroo when it comes to providing a urine sample, but they have by no means perfected it. Pitcher Corey Knebel reportedly learned the risks involved with such funny business on Friday.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, Knebel was suspended for the team’s weekend series against Kansas State for a violation involving a drug test. A source reportedly told the paper that Knebel was trying to help out a teammate by providing him with a urine sample so he could pass a drug test. The only problem with that is that Knebel takes Adderall to treat his ADHD, which resulted in a failed test.

It is not known which teammate Knebel provided the urine for. Sophomore pitcher Cameron Cox was also suspended indefinitely for what a team spokesman called “a violation of an unspecified team rule,” but it is not clear if Cox’s suspension is directly related to Knebel’s.

Adderall is on the NCAA’s list of banned substances. However, Knebel is permitted to take it because he has a prescription. The teammate who failed the drug test using Knebel’s urine does not have a prescription for Adderall, which eventually forced him to admit that he had taken the urine from Knebel.

This isn’t exactly rocket science. If you’re going to get clean urine from a teammate in an attempt to pass a drug test, make sure it’s clean urine. A prescription doesn’t remove the substance from a person’s urine, it simply allows it to be there.

H/T The Big Lead

Texas Pitcher Austin Wood Throws 12 1/3 No-Hit Innings Against Boston College

Texas beat Boston College 3-2 in the longest game in NCAA history, 25 innings. The game began on Saturday evening at 7:02pm EDT and didn’t finish until around 2am EDT on Sunday morning. There were three seventh inning stretches for the more than 7,000 fans on hand at the Austin Regional. When it was all said and done, Travis Tucker singled in his 12th at-bat of the game to drive in Connor Rowe for the game-winning run. The most impressive story of the night (and morning) came from Texas reliever Austin Woods:

Wood, who threw 169 pitches, came on in relief with a runner on second in the seventh inning. He pitched the next 121/3 innings before he gave up his first hit, a single in the bottom of the 19th.

He struck out 14, walked four batters and gave up two hits in 13 innings. Making Wood’s performance even more impressive was that the game was on the line in every inning. And all of this came after he pitched two innings Friday in a 3-1 victory over Army.

Talk about a freaking rubber arm, my goodness. Apparently this type of duty isn’t too new for Wood who has pitched in 34 of Texas’ 57 games, and thrown twice on the same day three different times. Still, 13 total innings in one appearance, not to mention going 12 1/3 without allowing a hit? That’s pretty darn impressive, I don’t care what level it is. I recommend you check out the boxscore for the game — it’s not too often you see how a 25-inning game looks on paper.